Pleskit and Tim swap lunches, leading to unforeseen consequences in this fourth book of the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible sci-fi series Sixth-Grade Alien from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework, Bruce Coville.
When Tim has a peanut butter sandwich packed yet again, he and Pleskit decide to swap lunches. Tim is pleasantly surprised to find that while Pleskit’s squambul smells terrible, it tastes like chicken. But Pleskit has an altogether different experience when he eats peanut butter for the first time.
Turns out, he’s allergic! And Pleskit’s reaction can’t be solved by a trip to the nurse’s office—he is absolutely, hopelessly lovestruck!
Not in his right mind, Pleskit quickly gets into trouble. If he doesn’t find a way to fix things, he may have to find a new school—or a new planet!
CHAPTER 1 [PLESKIT] A LETTER HOME (TRANSLATION) FROM: Pleskit Meenom, on the emotionally dangerous Planet Earth
TO: Maktel Geebrit, on the relatively sane Planet Hevi-Hevi
Sixth grade is beginning to wear me down. Not only do I have homework and social problems, but I have the issue of being the only kid from another planet in my classroom. Actually, the only kid from another planet on the planet, as far as we know. Not to mention the only kid who is purple, totally hairless, and has a sphen-gnut-ksher growing out of the top of his head.
After the events you will find recorded here, it is clear that the suspicions you shared with me in your last letter are correct; someone is trying to sabotage the Fatherly One’s work. Or maybe many someones. The Earthlings do not yet realize what hangs in the balance for them. The Fatherly One has agreed to let Tim and me release these stories in the hope that the books will help Earthlings feel more comfortable with our presence.
Please do not laugh too much when you read about what happened to me when I was subjected to the amazing effect of peanut butter on my Hevi-Hevian brain. It may seem amusing to you, but the results were very painful to live through.
I hope, hope, hope that it works out for you to visit soon. Until then… Fremmix Bleeblom!
Bruce Coville has published more than one hundred books, which have sold more than sixteen million copies. Among his most popular titles are My Teacher Is an Alien, Into the Land of the Unicorns, and The Monster’s Ring. Bruce also founded Full Cast Audio, a company that creates recordings of the best in children’s and young adult literature. He lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, Katherine. Visit him at BruceCoville.com.
Award-winning illustrator Glen Mullaly’s retro-styled illustrations and comics-inspired fun can be found in print and online in mass market children’s and educational books, comics, magazines, advertising, and editorial and promotional material, as well as on posters, stickers, and greeting cards. His puzzle and papercraft work for McDonald’s is seen by more than one million young people across the US and Canada monthly. Other clients have included Simon & Schuster, Dark Horse Comics, Peaceable Kingdom, and the Bank of Canada. He’s worked with legendary comics artist Ken Steacy on a dozen Star Wars children’s books, and their Star Wars comics for kids have recently been reprinted by Marvel Comics in graphic novel format. Visit him online at GlenMullaly.com or on Facebook at Glen Mullaly Illustration.